Mi Destination April: Singapore
Exploring beyond the obvious cultural sights with MIMOA Mayor Sara Caris
“The food is magnificent”, the first thing our Sara gushes when she thinks of Singapore. “Yet from architectural perspective: I fell in love with this city because of its boldness! It’s a progressive city with a staggering amount of skyscrapers – but somehow it also manages to find right balance with green and nature”.
L: Sara Caris (left) showing the Marina Bay Sands building. R: Gardens by the Bay
Sara Caris has been an architectural tour guide at the island of Singapore from 2008 till 2010. Being trained as an architect, she started her own company and gave tours all around the island. “From a modern catholic church in one of the New Towns to the catacombs of the office buildings at the CBD area, I showed the hidden gems next to the obvious tourist attractions”, tells Sara.
Mi Destinations – Exploring hidden gems and their stories
The experience exploring beyond the obvious sights is exactly what we at MIMOA – as lovers of architecture and cultural travel – enjoy. Every building has its own story of how it came to be, and it’s in sharing this story that a building as an artefact comes to life.
That’s why we decided to kick-off ‘Mi Destination’: every month a new city around the globe is highlighted. Our community and team curates the sights you must experience as cultural traveller, accompanied by the stories our MIMOA mayors and guides. We are incredibly proud of the extensive database that our community has assembled over the last ten years.
We are taking you off track and hope it inspires you to share your stories too. You are invited to join in and add your favourite buildings and sights to our website. Check out the current list of projects in Singapore here: mimoa.eu/projects/Singapore/Singapore
Which projects or buildings are missing and an absolute must-see to cultural travellers when visiting Singapore? Send us your favourite Singapore sights through our online upload form >>
Do you have a personal story to share? Tell us why you have enclosed Singapore or a specific building in your heart, and we will feature your project story in the upcoming month on our website.
More information about Mi Destinations? Check here the upcoming cities for 2017 >>